Like so many, I really enjoyed, ‘Tales Of The City’, growing up. It was fresh, different, character driven, and really pushed the boundaries of what people were comfortable with in the most gracious and humorous way. Armistead Maupin, now in his seventh decade (!), has finally published his highly anticipated memoir, ‘Logical Family’. Turning the
If you’re ever jonesing for an existential bummer of a book then ‘The Outsider’, is for you. Fans of absurdism will love reading about a bunch of arseholes, indulging in their varying degrees of arsehole behaviour, and will likely savour the detached indifference of the main character as he gets himself into some major shit.
……with hard work, commitment, love, patience and a shit-tonne of hypoglycaemic attacks, I have recently shaped my verdant, unruly gardens into someplace worth collapsing in. Throughout the shovelling, planting and nurturing, I have been reflecting on the neglect I feel at a core soul level. If I were to post a screenshot of my spirit,
Max Porter’s debut novel, ‘Grief Is The Thing With Feathers’, was beautiful and brilliant but had me crying for hours. In a similar vein, ‘Lanny’, was all mischief, myth and mind bending poetry. In ‘Lanny’, Max Porter marries the profound and the pettiness of a small rural English village by weaving folklore and the mundane
Authentic, precise, tight writing in which timeless characters are as real as the people you know. Or rather, the people you think you know. There are few writers that make me feel like I’m eavesdropping, but Carver is one of them. You know you really shouldn’t….but the subject matter is more absorbing than your probable
Throwback perusal through, ‘Do I Come Here Often?’, with the mordant, miserable and entirely loveable Henry Rollins. Rollins is an insightful man. His writing depicts an interesting and unusual paradox between intense masculinity and profound sensitivity. Emotionally eloquent throughout, the ‘Black Coffee Blues’, journal trilogy is well worth a read, especially if you’re tired of
Need a detox? Needing to purge any evil from your life? Relaxing in a salt bath is one of the most soothing and kindest acts to afford yourself when feeling stressed, exhausted and run down. The protective and healing properties of pure essential oils and salt reach far beyond the physical realm. It will serve
There is nothing quite like another hospital admission to make you re-evaluate your priorities. Now home, juggling glucose and electrolytes like knives, I am shuffle walking into a new phase of my life. I have no idea how to plot my path, or even where I’m going. It is all and only one breath after